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Yeah, do you think contact with intelligent life would kill-off traditional religion?
We could either scientifically disprove all religion or factually prove one single religion and it still wouldn't kill it.
God of the gaps was going to create a monotheistic religion at some point.
I wager theres evidence of a god of everything. Proof is reality. Something had to of created reality, by default that's god.
Now if it's just the nature of reality itself thats infinite or a bearded guy in the sky is what I'm agnostic about.
Either way saying theres no god may as well be a non answer.
how do you know the aliens wouldnt be just as fucked up and confused about life as people?
The extraterrestrial Jesus cult will become re-evangelized with new illogical nonsense. Twisted minds love delusion.
Well common sense didn’t kill religions, so no.
They will just evolve (lie) in the areas they need to in order to survive it.
Fairly likely; as its fairly likely that contact with an very advanced race will kill off the human race, or at least push us back to caveman status.
I wouldnt be surprised if thats happened many times. That or a natural disaster killed 99.9999% of ppl and the ppl who survived were not able to replicate the technology and this technology gets lost. How much of modern infrastructure would exist in 2 million years? No iphone or computer would be left.
I wouldnt be surprised if these things happen, the technology is lost and then humans have to restart and invent everything again which takes maybe 15,000 - 50,000 years.
I dont buy into the aliens were responsible for ancient wonders theory.
Mainly because it doesnt give credit to how legitimately inteligent people were back then and we are too soft to realize the pragmatic and brute force solutions to the problems we see.
Since you can have 3 ton stones dragged 50 miles into the desert with only a rope, if you dont care about human lives and throw slaves at it until its solved.
People need to realize that a lot of things we create arent that intuitive of a process. Like mining. Who would of thought that under hundreds of feet of sold stone you would find some shiny stone that would then need to be grinded up, melted by a hot enough furnace and then poured out to be useful.
Theres a reason why it took so long to get out of the bronze age yet it took way less time to go from the iron age to the information age. Technology builds on itself.
Cumulatively I think if most people died right now, the worst age we could be bumped back to the iron age. Iron just needs a blast furnace to melt it. Which people know that it takes a fire that burns hot. How do you make a fire that burns hotter? Add air.
Personally it would not surprise me if man had discovered how to use electricity in the past. Theyve found ancient batteries before. People in peru were buried with toy airplanes that had perfect dimensions to fly. They were much smarter than we gave them credit for. As far as the pyramids im not convinced they were built by slaves. They were built too well to be by slaves. The people that did it were very skilled.
Yes skilled in mathematics such as the engineers could do at the time and with the resources of a king with a big ego. As for the airplanes could they be I dont know toys? Something that someone would want in a tomb?
Batteries could simply be their attempt at making the potion of everlasting life, such as gunpowder was originally.
Whats weird is pharaohs and also ppl in peru were buried with these plane toys that were the perfect diameters to fly. Theres a video on youtube where they used the same diameters and stuck an engine on them and they flew just as good as modern planes. Theres also hieroglyphics of airplanes and shit.
No. Unfortunately, if someone has been brainwashed from a young age to believe in something, then often even facts directly disproving it isn't enough to destroy that belief. So something like aliens merely complicating how someone's religion fits into the universe likely wouldn't be enough either.
Nah, religions and conspiracy theories both have the ability to deal with contradicting evidence in all sorts of ways and persist.
I'm sure many religious people would dismiss aliens as being completely fake creations of humans with some covert, malign intent. Others would claim that they're the creation of their religion's version of the being that opposes their deity, sent to tempt True Believers off the path of righteousness. Still others would conclude that since Jesus never spent any time on their planet, or there was no alien equivalent of Mohammed or Buddha, or the aliens had no equivalent of the Hindu Veda or whatever, then God had obviously sent the aliens to Earth to get the One True Relion (whatever that might be). And I'm sure there would be a minority who were convinced that the lack of belief in that religion indicated that the aliens were irremediably wicked, they should be slaughtered on sight and their appearance was irrefutable proof that God wanted us to launch an attack on their home planet to destroy the nest of ungodliness.
Don't forget the interpretation by the sexual opportunistas. Anal probing is merely innocent foreplay to warm things up before intergalactic cross-fertilization hits a fever pitched climax.
The aliens would just become the angels.
I think human law & order would cease to exist.
God is an extra terrestrial.
Unless the aliens were powerful and warlike enough to conquer us, then no.
If they are the ones to visit us, it's likely they'll be powerful enough to do that, since that would have to mean they're more technologically-advanced than us.
Luckily we will be the space invaders on their ass.
Who ever conquers space travel first gets go conquer the galexy. Pretty sure that's how it worked for all of human history. Those with the better transportation and logistics won.
Won't happen. They are watching us. They know we are not a threat to them, nor will we be until we become dangerously close to harnessing hydrogen fusion for propulsion. At that point, they will invade and kill us all. I'll die from an alien death ray, so will you. The end of the world is insignificant; kind of like Godzilla stepping on an ant. Pfffft.
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